Emeritus College – Where Learning Is For Life

Please join us for the Emeritus College Holiday Social on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Robson Ranch Ballroom.

Here are a few classes to look forward to in November and December!

Picasso, Braque, and Cubism John Calabrese TWU

Join Dr. John Calabrese, Professor of Film History and Art History at TWU, as he introduces the nature of Cubism, its two phases, and Geometric Abstraction. Dr. Calabrese has taught the following Emeritus lectures over the years: Classic-Romantic; Intro. To Film Noir; Pollock and Abstract Expressionism; Van Gogh and Gauguin; English medieval Architecture; Michelangelo: Sculptor, Architect, painter.

Using Your Brain Across the Lifespan – Delaina Walker-Batson TWU

Dr. Delaina Walker-Batson will overview brain plasticity across the lifespan and explain ways to keep the brain working optimally. She will provide examples of successful aging up to 100. Dr. Walker-Batson is a full professor at TWU and has been teaching at TWU for for over 30 years. She is a clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurological at UT Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas and is currently the Director of the TWU Stroke Center-Dallas. Her research is focused on brain plasticity and neurological rehabilitation.

Shakespeare’s King Lear in Adaptation – Ashley Bender TWU

Between 1681 and the early nineteenth century, the most popular stage version of Shakespeare’s King Lear was not, in fact, Shakespeare’s. This distinction belonged to Nahum Tate, a late seventeenth-century playwright who, along with a number of his contemporaries, altered Shakespeare’s works to suit the Restoration stage. While Shakespeare’s play (which has its own complicated textual history) has also been restored, its artistic and dramatic superiority acknowledged, Tate’s is no less important a cultural artifact. Join Ashley Bender, Assistant Professor of English at TWU, and she compares key scenes from Shakespeare’s and Tate’s versions of Lear.

To register for classes or for more information about the UNT Emeritus College, visit http://call.unt.edu/emerituscollege, or call 940-369-7293.